2 years, 4 months ago

Figuring out the Why – Identify Strategic Change Opportunities

There is a new technology around every corner. Customer and client expectations are evolving at an ever increasing pace. How do you determine what strategic changes you should make that will deliver value to your enterprise? Whether you are for-profit, non-profit or public sector enterprise, figuring out WHY you want to implement change in your enterprise

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2 years, 4 months ago

Grab a Hold of your Enterprise Future and Architect your Business Change Strategy

New technologies are changing the way we do business, changing the way we interact with things We are intertwining digital tools with everyday life and everyday business processes, creating a world of connected things and connected people. Organizations also are becoming more connected, forming stronger partnerships to deliver smarter value to customers and clients. It

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2 years, 6 months ago

Enabling Successful Business Change with Enterprise Architecture

How successfully does your organization implement strategic business change initiatives? A recent study[1] by the Economist Intelligence Unit revealed that only 56 percent of strategic initiatives meet the original goals and business intent. Advances in digital technology will continue to enable all kinds of new products and services and inspire innovative strategies, but will your

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3 years, 6 months ago

Is the Business Model Canvas a useful tool in an Enterprise Architect’s toolbox?

Frank is Director of Strategic Planning at an insurance company and he is very stressed. The company has had significant challenges recently with implementing strategic initiatives effectively and the C-suite has set an aggressive customer service transformation target. Frank knows he is on the hook for a robust implementation plan that will span multiple service

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4 years, 11 months ago

Quick Strategy Assessments and Scoping with Business Capability Wheels

The Business Capability Alignment Wheel is a quick and effective means to scope and describe what is needed within an enterprise to achieve strategic direction. Once the strategic direction is articulated, and  the key  business results or success measures that contribute to achievement of the strategic direction are defined, you are ready to use the Strategic

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5 years, 10 days ago

Business Architecture enables Tactical “doers” to implement Strategy – Part 2

Upon reading the article titled As Chocolate Is To Peanut Butter, Strategy Is To Tactics, by Nacie Carson, author of The Finch Effect, two questions came to mind. How does the team leader/manager identify which of their organization’s strategic outcomes they can impact, either directly or indirectly and how much  impact can they actually have?

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5 years, 1 month ago

Business Architecture enables Tactical “doers” to implement Strategy – Part 1

I just read an interesting article by Nacie Carson, author of The Finch Effect, on the need of operational teams to act tactically in support of strategy. In this article titled As Chocolate Is To Peanut Butter, Strategy Is To Tactics, she particularly focuses on the ability of the team leader to straddle both strategic thinking

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5 years, 3 months ago

Business Process Manifesto Published

The Business Process Manifesto edited by Roger Burlton is now available. The purpose of this manifesto is to create common definitions for terminology and concepts used in the business process management space. This document has been a number of years in the making and has received review and input from many business professionals worldwide. It

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5 years, 7 months ago

Process Architecture and Information Architecture – The Missing Link

Maximizing the effectiveness of your business architecture and business capabilities, requires you to develop your process architecture and information architecture together in lock step. Most will agree that processes and information are intricately linked. For example, the effectiveness of process decisions depends on quality information and the quality of information depends on the processes that

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5 years, 7 months ago

Design Thinking

I have just finished reading Roger Martin’s book “The Design of Business”. He is describing and promoting the use of “design thinking” in developing products and services. Basically he is writing about the balance of creative design and analytical design, which is a key principle behind successful business architecture. The purpose and challenge of the business architect is

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